The highly anticipated matchup between Zab Judah and WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia has been postponed, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael. The postponement comes due to a rib injury suffered by Danny Garcia in sparring about a week ago.
I for one was really looking forward to seeing this fight. Garcia is a fast rising star in the sport, while Zab Judah is likely past his prime but looked great in stopping Vernon Paris in his last fight.
Judah is a very live underdog in this bout and is no doubt being taken very seriously by Danny Garcia and his team.
As for whom the postponement will benefit, it's still unclear. If Garcia is severely injured, maybe pushing back the fight nearly three months isn't long enough for him to adequately recover. Judah should look to exploit any weakness Garcia may have coming into the fight.
It looks like the fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 27th, which is the same date that Paulie Malignaggi is tentatively scheduled to make his return to the ring. It's not yet known if they'll fight on the same card, or if Malignaggi will be moved off that date to a fight later on in May.
Either way, fans should still be excited for this fight. It should be a good one between two excellent fighters.